Good day experts,
We are currently experiencing memory leaks from the lsass.exe process on one of our elderly Server 2000 boxes.
OS: Server 2000 5.00.2195 with SP4 - patched with latest Microsoft critical patches.
Hardware: Core2Duo 2.6 / 2GB RAM / 2x 20gig Hard drives
We have not upgraded/changed anything on the server in the last 11 months with the exception of Microsofts critical patches.
However, a few weeks ago the lsass.exe process started leaking memory, to the point that the server becomes unresponsive and requires a restart - obviously this is not ideal in a production environment.
Microsoft support acknowledge that it 'was' a known issue but was resolved in the release of Service Pack 4 (http://support.microsoft.com/kb/810585
Sadly, our 2000 server is running SP4 and we still are getting a memory leak.
The hotfix provided by Microsoft will only apply itself if the server is running SP3 or lower.
If anyone knows how to solve this problem I would highly appreciate it as our team is getting a lot of flak from the business owners as the restarts require production downtime.
BCX-Support South Africa